When you have your health, you have everything. For some, being in a healthy state is a constant struggle. Whether due to a medical condition or an injury one suffered, there comes a time in everyone’s life when they require medical attention. Our country’s medical care is known as some of the best in the world. That being said, it is a medical system in which mistakes can and have happened.
If those mistakes cause a patient to suffer an injury or a worsened medical condition, this can be life-altering. Life-altering incidents are not always positive, as too many Pottsville residents have already learned the hard way. Medical negligence, or medical malpractice as it’s often called, occurs when a patient alleges that an injury or illness exists or was worsened by a medical professional or organization. In our combined 90 years of trial experience in cases of personal injury, we know how important it can be for the injured and their families to recover compensation after suffering an avoidable injury or illness.
Scarily, there are endless ways that a situation could end in a case of medical malpractice. For many that suffer an injury related to medical negligence, it is an instance such as a surgical error or a birth injury. Oftentimes, a person’s medical condition isn’t properly diagnosed or treated. If another medical professional would have chosen a drastically different course or treatment, or diagnosed a medical condition differently, one could have a full blown allegation related to medical negligence.
There can be multiple parties responsible for a person’s medically-induced injury. Hospitals who employ doctors and medical device companies are just some of the possible defendants who could be named in a medical malpractice case. For those that have been injured, the reparations one could receive after a successful personal injury suit can be a life-saver. Financial ruin can easily happen to those buried under medical debts and their compounding expenses.